Cristiano Ronaldo backs Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat Justin Gaethje in UFC battle

Cristiano Ronaldo backs Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat Justin Gaethje in UFC battle

- Cristiano Ronaldo is backing Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat Justin Gaethje

- These two warriors will meet in UFC battle next weekend in the United Kingdom

- Ronaldo and Khabib met in 2018 and the Portuguese star gave him a Real Madrid shirt

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Russian professional MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov has gotten the backing of Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo for him to beat Justin Gaethje in their coming UFC battle.

Khabib who recently lost his father to Coronavirus has been unbeaten so far in his career and will face a big test against lightweight unification champion Gaethje.

According to the report on UK Sun, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to predict who he thinks would win the coming clash between these two warriors.

And the Juventus star who is currently self-isolating claimed that he is supporting Khabib Nurmagomedov for the fight.

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Ronaldo answered on an Instagram live stream:

"Of course, of course, Khabib is going to win!
"My brother! Inshallah!"

Cristiano Ronaldo and Khabib met two years ago before the footballer left Real Madrid and he even presented Los Blancos jersey to the Russian.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is a UFC fan and previously trained with Russian Khabib's former opponent and rival Conor McGregor flur years ago in America.

Cristiano Ronaldo backs Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat Justin Gatethje in UFC battle
Cristiano Ronaldo backs Khabib Nurmagomedov to beat Justin in UFC battle. Photo by Jeff Bottari
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Earlier, had reported how Manchester United have been said to have gazumped fellow Premier League side Liverpool to the signing of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003.

Before Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003, the Portuguese footballer was in great form at Sporting Lisbon and was wanted by many European giants.

Gerard Houllier who was the handler of Liverpool then wanted to lure Cristiano Ronaldo to Anfield and the Reds thought they had agreed £4m to sign him.

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According to the report on Daily Mail citing The Athletic, Liverpool chiefs traveled to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play against FC Porto then.

The report added that Phil Thompson who was the assistant coach then at Liverpool went for dinner with Ronaldo's agent then Tony Henry in efforts to sign the Portuguese.

But to the surprise of Liverpool chiefs, Sir Alex Ferguson tripled the amount Liverpool offered and signed Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.

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